2017 BOMA California
Advocacy Meeting Dates

For information on participating in BOMA Cal advocacy efforts, please contact BOMA SV Government Affairs
Chair Sarahann Shapiro.

January 30
BOMA Cal Board Meeting
San Diego

February 22 
CBPA Winter Board Meeting
New Legislator Luncheon

March 23
Legislative Committee Meeting
Southern California

June 13-14
California Commercial
Real Estate Summit

June 14
BOMA California Board Meeting

June 22-June 27
BOMA International Annual Conference
Nashville, TN

December 7
BOMA California Board Meeting

December 7-8
Strategic Issues Conference


BOMA International Updates


H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, passed out of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on September 7. The bill, which currently has 14 co-sponsors in the House from both sides of the aisle, would amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to curb the practice of so-called “drive-by” lawsuits. These lawsuits are often designed to result in quick financial settlements rather than to remedy the alleged ADA infraction or increase accessibility. H.R. 620 would create a “notice and cure” period of 120 days to allow building owners and other businesses the chance to remedy an accessibility issue before the commencement of litigation. 

The advocacy work being done by BOMA local associations is a critical part of the progress on this and other important industry issues. BOMA members across the country are currently lobbying their members of Congress while they are in their home districts as part of the National Issues Conference: Local Edition. BOMA International advocacy staff also are continuing to work with Congress to push the bill forward to a vote on the House floor and to introduce similar legislation in the Senate.

For more information on carried interest, visit BOMA's Industry Issues.

BOMA California Updates


June 13 – 14: California Commercial Real Estate Summit & CBPA Annual Meeting
CalChamber, Sacramento

June 14: BOMA California Board Meeting
1:30 – 3:30 p.m., CalChamber, Sacramento

June 22-27: BOMA International Annual Conference
Nashville, TN

December 7-8: Strategic Issues Conference
Napa, CA

December 7: BOMA California Board Meeting
1:00 – 3:00, Napa, CA

Advocacy: Local, State & National

BOMA Silicon Valley

BOMA Silicon Valley's Government Affairs Committee members oversee City and County legislative activity and participate in BOMACAL, the state political arm of BOMA. BOMA Silicon Valley members receive periodic Legislative Alerts which call attention to important legislative issues that need action immediately. Members also receive ongoing updates of legislative activities and articles on important issues in the BOMA Silicon Valley newsletters.

BOMA California

BOMACAL represents each local Building Owners and Managers Associations and provides direction to BOMA California staff working in the State Capitol and at regulatory agencies to preserve and promote the interest of California commercial real estate professionals through legislative and regulatory advocacy.Through individual action and strategic alliances, BOMA California has ccomplished the following:

  • Legislation: BOMA California tracks and directly engages legislators on legislation which would have significant impact our members.
  • Energy: BOMA California is the only organization representing the commercial real estate industry full-time in front of key energy regulatory agencies. Their efforts before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) led to significant rate reductions in Northern and Southern California, a historic agreement to allow owners to submeter tenants’ electrical usage, and stopped mandatory Demand Reduction proposals such as Critical Peak Pricing. It is estimated that these efforts directly saved members upwards of $43M in Northern California alone on their energy bills.
  • Regulatory/Taxation: BOMA California protects commercial property owners’ interests on a wide variety of issues including AB 32/Greenhouse Gas regulations, forced access by telecommunications companies, energy deregulation, mandatory statewide fire sprinkler retrofit requirements, split roll property taxation, toxic mold liability, extreme new disabled access requirements, and much, much more. BOMA California is directly engaging in the process that will produce a set of "green" building codes, making California the first state in the nation to adopt such standards.

BOMA International

BOMA International is constantly monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and codes and standards initiatives as part of its mission to advocate the interests of building owners and managers in the various model code and standards setting organizations. Through comprehensive, timely and practical publications and guides, BOMA strives to educate the office building industry on the implications of new laws and regulations.

 For more information, visit BOMA International’s Advocacy Page.


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